Snoop Dogg is speaking out in support of recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, often referred to as “Dreamers.”
“we r all dreamers call Congress n demand they pass !!” he tweeted on Saturday.
The tweet includes a picture of him holding up a shirt that reads: “We are all Dreamers.”
The rapper’s tweet links to a page that directs people to call Congress to voice their support for the DREAM Act, which would grant work permits and a path to citizenship for young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
The page gives people a script of what to say when they call members of Congress.
“The nearly 2 million young immigrants we call Dreamers should not live in fear of being torn from their families and deported from the country they call home,” the script says. “They deserve the chance to earn legal status and citizenship. It’s the right thing to do; it’s the American thing to do.”
The Trump administration announced last year it was ending DACA, which allows immigrants brought into the country illegally as children to work and go to school if they meet certain requirements.
Congress has until March 5 to pass a legislative fix or hundreds of thousands of immigrants will be at risk of deportation.
The Department of Homeland Security last week sent a key group of senators
the Trump administration’s list of priorities for any immigration deal.
The seven-page document, which was released by Sen. Dick Durbin
‘s (D-Ill.) office, includes the U.S.-Mexico border wall, tightening the rules for allowing unaccompanied minors to enter the country and limiting “chain migration,” which allows citizens and permanent residents to sponsor family members.
The letter and document come after several senators met with White House chief of staff John Kelly
last month before the holiday recess.
Senators said Kelly promised that he would give them a list of the administration’s requirements for any deal pairing legislative solutions for DACA with a border security package.